String Quartet No.2, Op.5 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, n.d.(1892). Plate 11126.
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Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series II, No.10
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2004.
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Work Title String Quartet No.2
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Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.5 ; CNW 56
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 184
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro non troppo ma energico (F minor)
  2. Un poco adagio (C major)
  3. Allegretto scherzando (F minor)
  4. Finale. Allegro appassionato (F minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1890
First Performance. 1892-04-08
First Publication. 1892
Dedication Anton Svendsen
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
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The string quartet, Op. 5, was composed in 1890; sections of it were written while he was on a journey in Germany. The first movement was begun during the summer, the third movement was finished on 29 September, and the Finale on 13 November. The second movement was reworked several times and was not completed until 28 November, that is, after the rehearsals had begun. Nielsen revised the quartet while preparing it for publication in 1892.